Several people have told me that their Dobermans turned on them... OH AND PICTURES!

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I was talking to some people who have had dobermans. And they all said they had to get rid of there dogs because they turned on them. They said it must be a genetic thing. Once I heard more people saying that I started to freak out a little. I don't want my baby to turn on me.   How would I ensure that they won't???
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I also didn't want to write another post showing some more pictures of Sable :)
She is almost 5 months old. <3

 

 

 


 

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What a pretty little girl, she is going to be a looker, she already is but you know what I mean, in that adult body she will be a head turner.

As for turning on their owner, I would say if that's happening in your area there is a very bad breeder filling all puppy slots in your area. Dogs respond to the environment they are in unless they have poor poor breeding with the temperament. What do you know about your dogs parents and their temperament??

They will challenge you to make sure you want them to do what you say, and to some that might come off as a bit of a threat. The other doberman parents here and breeders will have a better handle on this one than I would......

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Thank you very much :) I'm super excited to watch her grow up!

 

I've met both of the parents of my pup. Both where super gentle! The mother lives in the same area as I do, and the father lives in California.    However some of the people I was talking to where from differant areas visiting or telling me stories of the past. (years ago) So I'm pretty sure it doesn't have to do with the breeders in the area.

 

 

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It is my opinion that if your dog is turning on you it is because of you and not the dog.  If your dog is raised with love, affection, rules, boundaries, patience, and respect, the same things a human child needs when growing up, you will have a dog that will love you with all the same qualities I just mentioned above. That goes for any dog!  Does this help?  Oh ya, what a pretty girl you have.

that is an urban myth and simply not true.  I was in Petsmart on Sunday with Jezebel for some socializing and this big tatooed bald guy was loving on her - then he opened his mouth and I knew what he was going to say before he started saying it. I just started laughing!  There are a ton of breeds with skulls even smaller than a Doberman - so why do Dobermans get picked on?  It is such a mystery to me why people would believe that. 

I told him that I knew of one Doberman that turned and got aggressive like that and it ended up that the dog had a brain tumor.  I also explained that there is something called "rage syndrome" and while it can happen in Dobermans (or any breed) it was much more common in Springer Spaniels.  It is not because the brain grows to big for the skull though.

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What a beautiful girl!As with Any Breed they are how you raise them,I have known a lot of Dobys and had several own me and never have they been agressive towards me.

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Thank you everyone!
I just wanted to make sure that it was more of a myth than reality.
I do raise my pup with love, restrictions, patience, respect and some more love!
 

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well, fitzmar beat me to it, urban legend lol.  That being said, a neglected, mis-treated, abused, un-trained etc. dog of ANY breed can turn aggressive, but it's certainly not a typical doberman trait, where one day they just turn into a monster.  This happens when people don't take care of their dogs, and can happen anytime.  This is often seen in small, untrained yappy lap dogs, but people don't think it's a problem because they can't do any damage.  

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The 2 dobes i had were just big love sponges.. the male I had followed me everywhere in the house going thru doorways.  He was a big guy too it would drive my husband mad. lol

When I sat down he was at my feet.. I would always have to step over him.. Angel had a chair that she claimed and would try to intimidate people out of until i told her to stop.. she would sit in front of the person and they would ask why is she staring at me.. I would tell them and then tell her to go lay down lol

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I heard the same things and still hear them when people see me with my dobes. Especially Zelda since she loves to ride in the car with me running errands.

I think its with all breeds and I agree with Dennis Miller: it is how you raise your pup. Sometimes, we get our dobes when they are older but still, its on how you treat them.

your dobe is adorable by the way!!!

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Yeah I completly agree its about you raise, treat, and train your dog.
I dont think she'll turn on me of anyone in the family. She is super mellow and loving.

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Your girl is beautiful. Enjoy her and dont worry about the nay sayers. Dobe's are a wonderful breed and when given the best treatment they will give you back the same.  They are true and loyal dogs.

 

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I agree the only times I heard of this happening were when the dog was mistreated for years and years and then finally when another round of abuse was coming the dog "snapped" and defended itself. I only wondered what took the dog so long......the other one was human stupidity with a well trained dog and the guy had been drinking and was proud of his "well trained" dog and as a show of masculinity to his friends, when the guys wife came home he jokingly said "get her!!" and the dog lunged and grabbed her by the throat and killed her. The dog did not snap or turn - the dog was told to do this behavior. Alot of people are so stupid when it comes to their dogs........raise your dog with love, kindness and rules and you will be fine.

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I to have been faced with this statment and everyone is right about how to handle this, but I must add my opinion to. I inquired with the vet about peoples reaction to my dog. I got a Doberman because I thought they were beautiful, unique and smart. I know another family with a black & tan doberboy who played so well with my boys and that was why. I had no idea of what was to come or be said when I adopted my doberboy. People would see him and instantly worn me of these horrible traits. I thought I made a mistake by getting him, and was in tears because he loved us instantly and I could see the bond between my children & him developing in front of my eyes. I didn't want to put my kids in harms way. My husband looked at me and said go get real information. I went to the vet. He explained the whole issue with certian breeds of dogs. He said that like any trend dog breeds go through popularity phases, the doberman breed became popular and in high demand. anyone & everyone who could breed these dogs were. The didn't take into account health or temperment, soon there was an over population of poor tempered dogs. People started getting hurt and dogs were poorly trained, so fear was created for this breed just like pit bulls, shephards, rotties ect. The breed has settled down, & very seldom does he see a poor tempered doberman, but there are poor owner out there.

the fact is that the scarlet "A" has followed them and will.

 

enjoy your dog

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I to have been faced with this statment and everyone is right about how to handle this, but I must add my opinion to. I inquired with the vet about peoples reaction to my dog. I got a Doberman because I thought they were beautiful, unique and smart. I know another family with a black & tan doberboy who played so well with my boys and that was why. I had no idea of what was to come or be said when I adopted my doberboy. People would see him and instantly worn me of these horrible traits. I thought I made a mistake by getting him, and was in tears because he loved us instantly and I could see the bond between my children & him developing in front of my eyes. I didn't want to put my kids in harms way. My husband looked at me and said go get real information. I went to the vet. He explained the whole issue with certian breeds of dogs. He said that like any trend dog breeds go through popularity phases, the doberman breed became popular and in high demand. anyone & everyone who could breed these dogs were. The didn't take into account health or temperment, soon there was an over population of poor tempered dogs. People started getting hurt and dogs were poorly trained, so fear was created for this breed just like pit bulls, shephards, rotties ect. The breed has settled down, & very seldom does he see a poor tempered doberman, but there are poor owner out there.

the fact is that the scarlet "A" has followed them and will.

 

enjoy your dog

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I to have been faced with this statment and everyone is right about how to handle this, but I must add my opinion to. I inquired with the vet about peoples reaction to my dog. I got a Doberman because I thought they were beautiful, unique and smart. I know another family with a black & tan doberboy who played so well with my boys and that was why. I had no idea of what was to come or be said when I adopted my doberboy. People would see him and instantly worn me of these horrible traits. I thought I made a mistake by getting him, and was in tears because he loved us instantly and I could see the bond between my children & him developing in front of my eyes. I didn't want to put my kids in harms way. My husband looked at me and said go get real information. I went to the vet. He explained the whole issue with certian breeds of dogs. He said that like any trend dog breeds go through popularity phases, the doberman breed became popular and in high demand. anyone & everyone who could breed these dogs were. The didn't take into account health or temperment, soon there was an over population of poor tempered dogs. People started getting hurt and dogs were poorly trained, so fear was created for this breed just like pit bulls, shephards, rotties ect. The breed has settled down, & very seldom does he see a poor tempered doberman, but there are poor owner out there.

the fact is that the scarlet "A" has followed them and will.

 

enjoy your dog

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When complete strangers walk up and inform me of interesting facts like this about MY dog, I just smile and say 'You're an idiot' and walk away.   Anyone that ignorant isn't going to listen to you anyway, they are way to proud of how knowledgeable they are to hear they are wrong.   I don't even waste my time trying....now if they ASK, that's different.  I'm happy to inform someone of facts anyway.

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Ask next Lori.. What is their fact based on..  then you can say your facts.. 

I heard more Labs bit people than dobes..

to my discust a home owners insurence would not insure people with Dobermans..

I just cant wait to my dobe.. time seems slow.. Mike moved some of my things down to our home in California.  Mean time I am searching and putting in applications.. I found some females at Dog Works in northern Calif.  

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Screw a lab, I think the worst biters are chihuahuas!

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That is so true but I was trying to show as big dogs go lol

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hahahaha now cuddlbug Pepe would be offended, hahahahaha, he is one of the sweetest chi's you would ever want to meet, he loves everybody and everything, but yes as someone who worked with animals at the hospital I can safely say that when we looked at the appointment book we only got nervous with the cocker spaniels, yorkies, and a few of the shih tzu's. Actually I think the stats show that golden retrievers are the dog that bites the most frequently, which could be because they are the #1 family pet and that would be a family with children and if the children are not trained in how to play and approach the dog then boom, you have a bite and that makes the golden higher in numbers cause there are more of them being annoyed. The only doberman I remember having triple black/red flags on the appointment book was a dog named Blackjack and he was so aggressive that we had to make sure no one was scheduled to be in the lobby when he was coming in or out and he had to be drugged just to give him vaccines and exam him. He was a very handsome dober dog very striking but a handful. His owners were a bit rough in their own behavior so it made sense. I always loved to see him coming he was so gorgeous but I had a great respect for his temperament......

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Haha Oh I agree with the chihuahuas! I've seen many intertaining scenes at the dog park with chihuahuas!

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When I take Tayoh into town, people don't believe he's a doberman. 

Their first question is usually: "Is he mean?"
Followed closely by: "Dobermans are usually aggressive, aren't they?"

My answers always last 15-20 minutes, and consist of the history, temperament, and characteristics of dobermans in general. Then I talk about Tayoh as an individual, and how we're training to become a therapy dog. (to which I usually get one of those 'are you serious?' faces) 

People who encounter Tayoh and I while we're in town always leave the store with a completely different look on dobermans. :D

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Oh, Lori, you are too too much .  I have had people ask me if I have heard about dobes turning on their owners.. The last time, I did find just the right answer...I have never heard that from someone who ACTUALLY owns a doberman.  not too snotty, just enough to get the point across.  (I do still like "you're an idiot" though).  My own feelings on this, 2 things, first we take the dogs with us alot, they have to be better behaved than any other dog around (and usually are). I would like to dispell the myth that all dobes are mean, and the second thing, when I am home alone, I like having a dog that intimidates most people.  So, yeah, I want my cake and eat it too.   Sable is a beautiful girl, and love her name.  Oh, and thanks for the pictures.

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I have been owned by Dobermans for 30 years now, and have yet to have a problem with one. Now, Red was notorious for attacking people, with his tongue. He was a real lover and never met a stranger (when he was outside of the house and fenced area). Inside the house and fenced area, he would let anyone know that was his area by giving two large barks and that famouse Doberman stare.

However, approach the fence carefully and meet him properly and his was your friend. Six years ago I had to go in the hospital in the early hours of the morning on an emergency. I put Red out back and my littles in crates on the front porch. Once it was daylight, I called a very good friend who came over and got me keys. He then went by the vets office and one of the handlers went with him because she knew the dogs and they all knew her. My friend commented that on the way back to the vet's office the back of his neck was very clean because Red was licking it the whole way. (And my friend is a cat person, but commented how wonderful Red was.)

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and like I said, if people ASK, that's completely different I'm more than happy to teach people about the breed.  But you all know the people that can't wait to come running right up to you spewing all of their BS like it's fact.  THOSE are the people I call idiots and don't bother with.  Luckily there really aren't many of them but they do exist.  They rank in my mind right along side the ones that stop you walking your dog and ask if you want to breed them with their dog because hes a 'good looking boy' 

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I still remember one of my first encounters with someone meeting Dakota, I had 2 in the beginning.  Now keep in mind, that my girl is a mix, and now that she is full grown, she looks like a 4 month old doberman in terms of size.  The first was at my mother's office, she wanted to see the pup, I was in town, stopped by.  I got the typical puppy response, every woman in the office came out to see how cute she was, blah blah blah.  This one woman is bent down, petting her, telling me how sweet she is, that kinda stuff, asks what breed.  Say well she's a doberman mix, and we're not sure what she is mixed with since she was a rescue...  You would have thought her hand was on fire, the way she yanked it back, stood up without another word, and went back to her desk and started working.  lol

The next one was not much after, I was working on some training while on a walk, getting her used to new envorinments kinda thing.  So just random walking, working on stay, sit, basics, that kinda stuff.  This woman is on her porch, and it was set on a hill so she was able to see me coming and watched, and was super impressed that Dakota was like 3 months old and so well behaved, and listening to all the commands and whatnot.  She comes down, loads of compliments, loads of petting, the works, she just loved my pooch.  I said something like "Yea, such a misunderstood breed" and she asked what she was, gave the same answer as above...  Again, got a similar reaction..  "well, you know they CAN be very vicious" and she walked away, like I just insulted her, it was really quite bizarre...  she was talking about how they are so aggressive, and mean, all the typical bs you get from idiots.  Meanwhile, she's screaming at her yappy ass dog who looks like he wants to rip the wall down to come kill us, and my 3 month old is sitting there nicely in heel position, the only thing she wanted was a pat on the head.  Pot, meet kettle lol

Never understood how it goes from one extreme to the other, simply because people don't know what they're talking about.

It's like the one family in town that always says "I wish my dog was like that", and "I'm so jealous,  Ican't be out in the yard because our dog would run off" and all that kinda stuff... give a few training tips, and it's "yea, we're not gonna do that".  Well, then what makes you think your dog is going to be like mine, when I spent hundreds of hours training, and I know mutliple methods and techniques inside and out?  You think it's fair to expect that your dog will just be like mine?  lol.  Love people.  But not the way it works folks... 

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I know the feeling with Ben the rottie, our neighbor with the yorkie that bit Goofy and then he died, Ben has really decided he doesn't like ANY of those people in that house. But the day the daughter who let the yorkie bite Goofy was out walking a little white dog with her father and I thought 'great they have another little yappy dog' but it turned out to be a lost dog so they were walking down past my house and Ben was on the porch and went to the steps still on the porch, and I told him to STAY and he just stood there and barked a couple of times but it was that "I want to kill you" bark, those people always get that type of bark, then he got quiet and watched the two walk on by as the father turned and said that I should trade Ben for that little white dog in a disgusting tone of voice, yet their little yorkie is the one that bit my dog and is totally out of control, I have never seen such a demented dog, but yep my big old rottie is the vicious one because he stands on the porch to bark minding me when he truly wants to go out and bust through the fence, but he doesn't cause I said 'stay' yep he's the one to be worried about........

And we have had people loving all over Ben and because he has wavy hair due to the drugs he takes people will ask us 'what breed is he' and we say rottweiler and they jump back scared to death and of course Ben is still trying to get them to pet him and they won't touch him after that and he doesn't understand, it's silly when they have been all over him for them to decide he is now mean cause they now know what he is......the only thing that changed was their knowledge base not Ben, a couple of people have been positive and said 'I thought they were mean', and after seeing him with his good manners and polite way of meeting people and listening to commands they are so impressed and say they didn't know they were that well behaved, I guess they just think that all rotties are mean and uncontrollable. Even the vet tech who said she wanted a rottie said she didn't think she could rescue an adult because they might be mean and she was just to scared to do that, I assured her that the foster parent would help her know the dog she was adopting. At least there are stories in the news about the positive side of the breeds nowadays and that helps some but it is an educational process one person at a time.....

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The only thing I have against Rotties is they are like Buffalos. If they want to get through the fence, all they really need to do is get up against it and shove. (LOL). They are such big loveable lunks.

I think the main problem for Rotties is the movie even though the dog was not a Rottie. It was a big mean dog, and Rotties are big and black, and "everyone knows" black dogs are mean (don't we).

As I have said before, my former neighbor had a Rottie that was just a darling. Except they couldn't keep him contained. Now in the area where I am, that is not against the law (rural area in Georgia) and every day when I came home from work and drove in, when I got out, there was Mo to greet me and get some loving. But some down the road were deathly afraid of him. There is just no reasoning with some people.

Now I will say, that when I was growing up, there were two breeds that I did not want to be around, Chows and Dobermans. It seemed that every place I was working had a big Doberman next door who was a fence guarder and made it plain that if I came in the yard they would eat me. So, I never went near them. But, 30 years ago, I saw a beautiful four month old black female puppy that was for sale (being rehomed) and in dealing with the breeder got to meet mama. She introduced me to the nose bump and elbow flip, and as they say, the rest is history and I have been owned by Dobes ever since. (Still don't like Chows, probably because I have never met one properly).

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Makes me laugh everytime I hear Dobes turn on their owner.  

My recent conversation with some stranger who tells me Dobermans turn on their owners:

 

Mr X: ya can't trust 'em.  They'll turn on ya somewhere between 2 & 8 years

Me:  That's okay, we stopped celebrating the dog's birthday after the first year.  He can't read a calendar, so I think we're safe.  He has no idea how old he is.  He still thinks he's one!

Mr X:  ya sure that'll work?

Me: yes, our last 3 Doberman's weren't told their age either.  None of them so much as looked at the calendar on the wall much less read it.  They all lived to be 13-14 and never attacked anything that wasn't in their food dish.   Gotta go, he might be listening to our conversation.  They're great eaves droppers you know.  Don't want him to start keeping track of his age!

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The second dobe I bought was a 3 year old female who's traits were: teased daily along the fence line of property by children going to the bus stop.  Not good with children under 16.  Has killed  cats, not good with small animals.  Fights with other dogs.  Should be the only dog in the household.

When I got her, she was put in my home with children aged 6 & 8.  We also had a hamster and later adopted a Siamese kitten that couldn't even cover the palm of an adult females' hand.  I watched her like a hawk for months in each circumstance.  She often licked my boy's faces, necks clean if they fell asleep in front of the T.V. & turned out to actually protect the cat too.  She curiously watched the hamster who rolled around on the floor in one of those balls but never tried to attack it.  Of course there were "no's.  & leave it's ". She was my best dog ever.  I never locked the house day or night in the years we had her. This breed is the best ever. You'd swear they're almost human & know what is expected of them.  

Watch carefully, correct verbally, & put your mind to rest.  Urban legand!  

I wonder what you get if you google Doberman & urban legand?

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BTW: my neighbor's Rottie is the most obediant well behaved dog I've seen to date. The owner never raises his voice, just speaks the command & it's done.  From attack the stray cat one second to letting the cat nuzzle him the next.  What an awesome dog.

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I like that that one. I have to remember that now that Mia is one! lol

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People are always like Whoa those dogs are mean?  Me, "have you ever owned one, or had a bad encounter with one? them, no."

Me, "have you ever read a book about one?" them no."  "So, your giving me an uneducated, sterotypical point of view.  Let me just tell you anything with a mouth and teeth has the capability of biting."  

 


 

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I have a story that just happened last night.  I was at the local pizza place waiting on an order.  My son was in the building, so Axel and I were in the car. Now I had the windows open and he was just enjoying the night air when an older couple asked me if he could have a dog treat( I still wonder who carried dog treats) and of coarse I said yes.  Her husband then asked me what breed he was and I said Doberman and he pulled his hand away and asked me if he were going to bite him.  I said no and he petted him.  His wife cautioned him that Axel had the treat in his mouth so be careful.  At that point Axel dropped the treat and licked the mans hand.  He showed them.  In those ten seconds Axel did more for his breed than I could have done.  They also commented on how calm he was for just being a puppy.  They told me that they had a cocker that was the same age and the husband said the yappiness drives him nuts lol.

 

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Way to go Axel!!!!! that'll show em, love it when that happens.

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Hooray Axel, what a good boy : )... Kaiser lickes everyone to, Tess.  By the way Sable is adorable.

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It must be the full moon we just had -- we were at Rural King (a store which allows dogs on leash in the store) browsing the pet aisles, when one of the employees walked by, did a double-take and came back a couple of steps to tell us that he used to "be in Animal Control" and got along fine with all the dogs except Dobes, of course.  He went on to "enlighten us" that he had done some "research" and had found out that the Doberman brain continues to grow, while the skull does not. ( Where do they come up this this stuff?)   I was watching Sasha's body language when we encountered this guy, and could tell that she was not sure of him.  She knew before we did that there was something off here. We were so surprised by his comment that we did not even know how to respond.   Anyhow, at this point, another store employee --  this one a high school girl --  walked up and oohed and aahed over the Doberman and started petting her while Sasha responded with wagging her nub and licking the girl.  The guy's masculinity was on the line here, and he approached and got a lick on his hand as well.  So, I think we may have scored a few brownie points there for Dobes everywhere!   

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hahahahaah, very good......uninformed and misinformed are dangerous alone but put them together and wow......

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Well now that explains Daymian's heavy head always on top of my lap or arm when I'm sitting.  I wonder where these lies all start.  

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Wow if you google that Doberman brain swelling or growing, & turning on their owner, you do get multiple blogs, forums, discussions.  I didn't read them, because as an owner, I know it's bogus.

That man must have spread the lie far and wide!

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Kar-Jinx, I laughed so hard with that story that I almost spit out my beer.  That is hilarious!

This is me on the floor laughing!

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Maybe that's why we crop the ears.  Take off all that extra weight so they can hold their heavy head up a bit longer?  Don't wanna put to much strain on the neck you know.

  Any one reading this ...... I am being very sarcastic here!   I just don't want to start another stupid Dobe rumor.  ( gosh, it has to be.... I read it on the net!). MORE SARCASIM.

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Well this is a new one on me.  People are so ignorant.  I love the internet at much as the next person, but seriously the brain keeps growing?  Its ridiculous. Some times commons sense needs to kick in.

 

Tess

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Imagine my pain when people inform me that pit bulls lock their jaws! Everytime I hear some story or another I wince at the ignorance of people. Loki would sooner lick you to death than bite anyone.

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I surfed around the net some more & seems now pit bulls have brains that keep growing too.  And they are supposed to be able to hang on with their front teeth while chewing you with their back teeth, thus never having to release their prey.  Their teeth are all in the same jaw bone, so how?  And on a pounds per square inch bite test with a pit, Rottie and a German  Shepard, the pit bull had the least psi of the 3.  There are some really weird beliefs.

one guy said he knew the brain kept growing in the dobe is because he experienced it.  The dobe knocked his dad down and then they never trusted him again.  So they tied him out back of the property and never had much to do with him for years, until he growled at the man.  So he put him down.  And then his vet diagnosed him with a swollen brain!  I think secluding the dog made him non social, and if he had any brain swells no it was from abuse or disease.  No way the brain kept swelling til he went mad.  

The Internet is our enemy here because any goof can post bull crap.  And then make up a story to go along with it.  Embellishing the facts and stretching the truth as they years go on.

However I am a Dobe-aholic.  I just can't get enough love from a dobe.

they have protected my family for most of my adult life.  I trusted them with my children.  When people comment, I just say its just a different dog suit, and a loving dog lives inside it.  

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I know the Rottweiler has the most powerful jaws in the domestic canine world, then the german shepherd then the pitt I thought that was very informative...... and I love the one about 150 people are killed by coconuts per year and only 3 people per year by pitt bulls, you're 50 times more likely to be killed by coconuts than pitt bulls, so ban coconut trees, hahahahah

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Now that is a funny stat.  My Dobe laughed so hard, he farted.  How many people a year fall over from dog farts?

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This has nothing to do with dogs but everything to do with the internet.  There is a commercial and the tag line if its on the the internet its true. She proves it by saying that her date is a french model and then you see the goofiest looking man saying Bon Jour with a southern accent.  That says it all.

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Tess - I love that commercial for how it spoofs the internet crap. As for the brain growing too big for the skull, I remember being told that 30 years ago when I got my first Dobe.

Kar-Jinx - I hope you don't mind, I clipped you story about the Dobes not reading calendars and posted it on my wall, giving you credit.

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The expanding brain, wow, never heard that one. I looked at this site first thing this morning while at work (as everyone else ssshhhh, my boss doesn't know) and found it quite funny! I love the "calendar" too, right along with the farts, haha!